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Poster: greenone Date: Nov 6, 2009 8:01am
Forum: etree Subject: FTP uploads now working again!

Hi all - many thanks to Bo for pointing this out to me, but it appears that FTP upload access has been restored to the Live Music Archive. It's still not clear whether this was an oversight when switching over to the new HTTP uploader, but I just tried it out and it seems to work just fine. So if you want to use FTP, click the "Upload" button and then click the "FTP" link on the next page, NOT the "Share" button.

Do keep in mind that ALL incoming FTP traffic is now funneled through one server, so bandwidth may be somewhat less than you're used to if you elect to go that way. Also be careful to properly name your shows - the FTP upload naming form does not split the identifier fields into abbreviation/date/extension. But at least it's back. :)

Happy uploading!

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Poster: Kinfolkiana Date: Nov 6, 2009 10:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP uploads now working again!

Hallelujah!

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Poster: saitoh Date: Nov 12, 2009 9:24pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP uploads now working again!

ditto. Something's better than nothing.

Any word on examples of bad naming and good naming? If nothing else, just so those of us who use it have a better chance of not creating additional work. :-)

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Poster: greenone Date: Nov 13, 2009 6:16am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP uploads now working again!

The traditional naming convention is band abbreviation, date in yyyy-mm-dd format, and then any extensions you want to use. From the recent uploads, here's a good one:

http://www.archive.org/details/skce2009-11-08.nak300.flac16

skce is Steve Kimock Crazy Engine. 2009-11-08 is the date. nak300 is the (partial) source, useful for differentiating between multiple sources of the same show. And flac16 indicates the format of the show.

As for bad ones, there aren't all that many REALLY bad ones. But something like this is a bit harder to read:

http://www.archive.org/details/DakiniLiveAphanphest52009-08-22

Obviously, we know it's live, so "Live A" (sic) isn't really necessary. Also, it can be hard to read camel case when words are all smushed together. Something like dakini2009-08-22.phanphest5.flac16 would have been better. It's not horrible, it's just a little harder to parse visually.

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Poster: saitoh Date: Nov 13, 2009 7:14am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP uploads now working again!

Ok, so what you're after us about is to make sure we create the directory properly. I didn't know if there was something special as well. Thanks for the clarification!